Medisolv Hospitals Lead the Way in eCQM Reporting

Tell me if these statements sound familiar. Hospitals are unprepared to meet the new CMS eCQM reporting requirements. Hospitals will not meet the deadline for reporting eCQMs to the Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program. Hospitals don’t feel confident in their eCQM data results. 

Every couple of months a new survey of Eligible Hospitals paints a pretty bleak picture of hospitals’ capabilities and resources to improve and report on their eCQM data.

Well wake up sunshine because we’ve got some good news. In our recent survey of Medisolv hospitals, we found that 85% of hospitals felt good about their eCQM data results.

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[Podcast] An Interview with Medisolv CEO Dr. Zahid Butt

By Erin Heilman Posted Apr 07, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy

This week we release the second episode of our Quality Matters podcast, a show for healthcare professionals working to improve the quality of care in the healthcare setting.

Does anyone else out there have trouble getting time on their CEO’s schedule? Well try telling your CEO that you want to record a podcast with THEM as the featured speaker. That appointment you made on their calendar will get pushed back every passing hour. Well I finally convinced him to be interviewed for today’s podcast. It’s amazing what you can accomplish just by putting brownies in the conference room.

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A Deep Dive into MIPS: Advancing Care Information

You’ve been hearing a lot about MIPS lately. It seems that everywhere you look, someone has an eBook or a webinar that will reveal all of the secrets to successfully submitting for MIPS with one convenient, easy-to-digest piece of content. But is anyone really telling you anything you don’t already know?

Well, in this article, we dig quite a bit deeper into one specific category of MIPS; the Advancing Care Information category. This article is not for the faint of heart. You’ll want to put on some music, shut your door, and really think about how best to digest this information and put it to use with your clinicians.

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The History of Quality Reporting

By Erin Heilman Posted Mar 24, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy

A Succinct Summary of the Major Characters and Events of Quality in Healthcare


Ahem, settle down class. Take your seats.

Yes, very good.

Today, we are learning about the history of healthcare quality efforts. Let’s start with some notable historical figures. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list.

 Let us begin.

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eCQM Reporting Checklist [FREE DOWNLOAD]

By Erin Heilman Posted Mar 17, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program

The submission window for 2016 eCQM reporting to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program has officially closed. And now it's time to shift your focus to 2017 eCQM reporting. Yes, it's hard to believe it, but in two weeks it will be time to submit your Q1 eCQMs.

So to help you get started, Medisolv has created a 2017 eCQM Reporting Checklist for you to download.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Medicare Payment at Risk

How much will your hospital or clinicians lose in Medicare reimbursements if you don't report this year? Take a look at the Medicare penalties below.

Check out this infographic that shows exactly how much revenue is at risk for your hospital or clinicians. Then sign up for the webinar to learn how to avoid the pain.


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How to Submit Your eCQMs to CMS in Less Than One Hour

eCQM submission to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program is winding down. The final deadline for submission is March 13. As the Director of Electronic Measures at Medisolv, this last year was a bit of a whirlwind for me and our whole team. When I sat down to debrief with my team, I noticed something; from the client’s perspective, it took a very short amount of their time to complete the submission process, less than one hour in fact.

In this week’s blog I thought I would take our readers under the hood of the Medisolv eCQM submission car. We reveal all the steps we take to complete one submission for each client. I also broke down the approximate time it takes each client to complete the submission steps.

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[SNEAK PEAK] Medisolv makes an exciting announcement at HIMSS 2017

By Erin Heilman Posted Feb 24, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy

This week, at the always tremendous HIMSS conference, over 40,000 Healthcare IT professionals came together for a week of learning. Over a series of five days, top-notch speakers spoke about the future of Healthcare IT while vendors, like Medisolv, offered solutions to help hospitals and physicians with their technology needs.

Medisolv was one vendor participant among an incredible sea of booth displays. Check out our booth display in this picture. All week, Medisolv employees got to chat with people from different parts of the country about their experience with Quality in their hospitals.

Dr. Zahid Butt, Medisolv CEO, ended the week with an exciting announcement about two new products that Medisolv is releasing in 2017. As a blog reader, you get an advanced look at these two new products.

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MIPS Quality – It’s All About the Numbers

Well, we’re almost two months into 2017 – the first year of MIPS!  As everyone tries to finish submitting their PQRS and Meaningful Use data for 2016, the need to make decisions about the new quality program sits on top of the To-Do list. Usually, when a new program is announced by CMS, it’s a matter of understanding the new acronyms associated with the program. PQRS is gone and has been replaced with a category named QUALITY.  

That’s the good news – it will be easy to know what you are reporting under this category of MIPS – quality measures and performance. You may have already reported certain quality measures to CMS in the past few years and they may still be good measures to report for MIPS, but MIPS is different in a few ways.

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MACRA Mind Game [Quiz]

Play the MACRA Mind Game!

So you've participated in our eCQMs 101 Quiz, huh? Well get ready for a new challenge. We've adapted this quiz to the new MACRA Quality Payment Program and it's even harder! Test your knowledge on MACRA by answering detailed questions about eligibility, payments, exemptions and dates.

Take this quiz to see how much you really know about the MACRA Quality Payment Program.

Caution: This test isn't for wimps.  

Take the QUIZ!

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Medisolv Academy Courses

eCQMs 101 eCourse

Get started with electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) with this 101 course covering the basics of understanding eCQMs.



Understanding MIPS eCourse

In this course you’ll learn the basics of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the specifics of what’s required for successful completion of MIPS.



Cost Accounting eCourse

This basic course will explain to you how to get cost accounting system set up quickly in your hospital.


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